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3 Live Bands for a ’20s Speakeasy Event

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians. Here are 3 live bands for a ’20s speakeasy event!

The following acts are perfect to consider if you’re planning a:

  • New Years Eve Party
  • Wedding
  • Swing Dance Party
  • Holiday Party

 

Swing to the beat with Mint Julep Jazz Band!

1. Mint Julep Jazz Band

Rooted in Durham, Mint Julep Jazz Band is a little band with a big band sound thanks to their rhythm section, 4-piece horn section and talented vocalist. They specialize in jazz and swing tunes from the 1920s – 1940s as well as original music inspired by the same era. Mint Julep is a perfect band to help bring back the roaring ’20s because they have been catering to swing dance and Lindy Hop events across the U.S. for nearly a decade.

 

Fly to the moon with Jazz Revolution!

2. Jazz Revolution Band

If you’re looking for a band that can nail a Roaring ’20s theme and be flexible with the song selection, look no further. Jazz Revolution Band is a 6-piece variety band that specializes in a wide selection of genres from swing to classic jazz to Top 40 party music. Jazz Revolution is a perfect band for a 1920s-themed party because they often perform in swing clubs and other private events, and are extremely professional, kind, fun and talented group of musicians. 

 

Hop in with Sidecar Social Club!

3. Sidecar Social Club

If you’re looking for a band to play whiskey-soaked tunes that will take their guests back in time to the era of prohibition, Sidecar Social Club is a perfect option to explore. This multitalented group of musicians also does incredible renditions of Latin, classic R&B, big band and ’50s rock ‘n’ roll music as well as classy originals, so there can always be something different coming right around the corner in Sidecar’s sets. Sidecar Social Club is a great option to consider because they will cater to the theme with a unique, soulful and fine-tuned approach to recreating the speakeasy-era sound.

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Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment

Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704)568-1968 or go to the Who We Are page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

3 Live Jazz Trios for a Private Event

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians. Here are 3 live jazz trios for a private event!

The following acts are perfect to consider if you’re planning a:

  • Corporate or club event
  • Cocktail hour
  • Seated dinner
  • Reception

1. Mike Frost Band

Based in Aiken, South Carolina, Mike Frost Band is a versatile and highly professional group of full-time musicians who specialize in traditional jazz, smooth jazz, blues, funk, soul and pop music. They are available anywhere from a duo up to a 10-piece band, but their trio option is perfect for a cocktail hour or seated dinner because it provides just the right level of sound and musical texture for a relaxed atmosphere for conversation. With a genuine passion for their craft and a keen ability to connect with listeners, you can’t go wrong with the Mike Frost Band.

 

2. Suit Up

If you’re in search of only the most polished, professional group of musicians for your client’s or member’s event, look no further. Suit Up – The New Jazz Experience is an instrumental jazz trio comprised of former Motown artists, R&B producers/songwriters, and professional studio musicians who cater to upscale corporate and private functions in the Charlotte area. With a repertoire of pop songs, traditional jazz standards, smooth jazz, R&B and holiday music, and only the highest level of professionalism, Suit Up can provide concert-grade musical quality while touching on a variety of sounds to create the perfect atmosphere for any private event.

 

3. Guitar Travels

If you’re looking for more of a straight-ahead jazz sound, Guitar Travels is a great option to consider. With a multilingual female vocalist, this Charlotte-based trio specializes in traditional jazz, bossa nova and popular Latin tunes and brings unique and classy flavor to an overall traditional song list. The combination of guitar, keyboard and a versatile female vocalist makes Guitar Travels perfect for a private function because of the interesting texture that it brings to the table.

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Tius, Brandon & Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment

Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704)568-1968 or go to the Who We Are page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

3 Live Music Ideas for a Fall/Winter Wedding

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians. Here are 3 live music ideas for a Fall or Winter wedding!

 

1. Saxophone

If you need music for both the dinner/cocktail hour and reception, take a look at Dante Lewis. A true virtuoso with the saxophone, Dante channels his genuine personality through his music and creates a contagious positive energy for any event. He’s the perfect option to consider because he can perform solo for the cocktail hour and reception, and can lead up to a 6-piece band to get the party started. Dante is one of the most talented musicians in our roster and one of the most genuine and likable human beings you could meet.

 

2. Party Band

Every wedding needs an after-party! Peace and Love are one of the most versatile and experienced variety bands in the Charlotte area. They are a perfect option to consider if you want to keep guests dancing all night long because they have an extensive repertoire of R&B/Motown, beach, rock and pop hits.

 

3. Jazz Band 

Who doesn’t love a little classic swing? Rooted in Durham, Mint Julep Jazz Band is a little band with a big band sound thanks to their rhythm section, 4-piece horn section and talented vocalist. They specialize in jazz and swing tunes from the 1920s – 1940s as well as original music inspired by the same era. Mint Julep is a perfect option to consider for a speakeasy or swing dance-inspired reception because they have been catering to swing dance and Lindy Hop events across the U.S. for nearly a decade.

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Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment

Company Profile

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704)568-1968 or go to the Who We Are page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

3 Live Music Ideas For Spring & Summer Weddings

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians. Here are 3 live music ideas if you are planning a spring or summer wedding!

 

1. Guitar

The guitar is one of the world’s most versatile and beautiful-sounding instruments. If your client is looking for a graceful yet dynamic sound for their wedding ceremony, traditional wedding pieces for solo guitar with popular tunes mixed in for variety can be the perfect way to set the mood.

 

2. String Duo

An acoustic guitar and cello duo is a unique complement to an otherwise traditional springtime wedding. Most ensembles have large enough repertoires to accommodate any requests your client may have, and are often willing to learn a piece or two to make their special day as memorable as can be.

 

3. Steel Drums

Summer time is right around the corner, and who doesn’t love the beach? If your client is planning an island getaway-themed wedding, steel drums are ideal for creating that worry-free vacation atmosphere.

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Key Signature Entertainment

Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the Who We Are page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

3 Live Music Ideas for Valentine’s Day Events

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians. Here are three live music ideas if you’re planning a Valentine’s Day event!

 

1. Smooth Jazz Vocals
Organizing a Valentine’s Day event for your client? Having a smooth jazz vocalist is an exemplary way to set the mood. They can tailor the song selection for slower, more intimate music during dinner and change the pace for dancing afterwards.

 

2. Saxophone
Whether solo or accompanied by a full band, the saxophone is the perfect touch to a romantic evening and a must-have for any Valentine’s Day event. Who wouldn’t love the sultry sound of a ruby red saxophone on the most romantic day of the year?

 

3. Harp
If your client is interested in more of a quiet evening with friends and loved ones, they may prefer a harp for background music. The warm and graceful sound of the harp is very ideal for bringing an atmosphere of elegance to your client’s Valentine’s Day event without interrupting conversation.

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Key Signature Entertainment Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704)568-1968 or go to the “how to book” page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

The Year In Review (So Far)

Whew!

We’ve had a whirlwind past few months here at Key Signature Entertainment! When the weather is warm, we’re on the move planning and producing what seems like an endless stream of concerts and events (which is a great problem to have). Hopefully you’ve had the chance to make it out to a few shows this concert season. We’ve put on so many, from the Freedom Summer Series with local and regional jazz artists, the Stumptown Park Series in downtown Matthews, our weekly Party in the Park series at Romare Bearden Park uptown, and so many more. Just two weekends ago we produced not one but TWO festivals in one weekend! Can you say crazy? Both Matthews Alive and The Bearden Birthday Bash were a huge success this year. We’re lucky to have a great team of people to fall back on and help us work these events, because there are so many moving parts behind the scenes!

In it’s 22nd year, Matthews Alive continues to grow and just get better and better. We had a great lineup of performers this year, including The Legendary Tams, Springsteen Tribute- Bruce in the USA, and Country superstars LITTLE TEXAS. We had three different stages and dozens of performers over the four day festival, and we couldn’t have done it without the amazing team we had helping coordinate all of those performers at once! We had everything from magicians, a hypnotist, a singer-songwriter series, a show choir, and many great local and regional acts covering many genres. A special thanks to all of our friends with The Town of Matthews and Matthews Alive! Here are a few photos from the festival. Click on the photos to go to our complete Matthews Alive album on Facebook: 1) Springsteen Tribute Bruce in the USA rocked the Main Stage on Saturday, August 30th  2) Grammy nominated Country superstars LITTLE TEXAS put on a rockin’ country show Sunday night on august 31st

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Bruce in the USA

Bruce in the USA

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LITTLE TEXAS

LITTLE TEXAS

The Bearden Birthday Bash was also a success, as we along with Mecklenburg County Park & Rec celebrated one full year of programming at this beautiful uptown park. We celebrated for three days from August 29th-August 31st with local and regional jazz artists. Also at the festival were many local artists displaying and selling their pieces, food trucks, roving entertainment including caricatures artists and face painters, and so much more! It was a hot weekend but the crowds didn’t seem to mind the heat and we had great audiences all weekend! A special thanks to our friends at Party Reflections, JHE Productions, and all of the Key Signature team that came out to make this festival a success! Click on the photo to see our complete Facebook album from this event: 1) A panoramic shot of the stage and crown at Romare Bearden Park

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Bearden Birthday Bash

Bearden Birthday Bash

Even after all of these great shows, event season isn’t over just yet! We’re excited for what is still to come this year, so make sure to keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter to find out what’s coming up next!